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Economic Development Resources

Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Aiken
Aiken Area SBDC
The SBDC provides managerial and technical assistance to businesses, offering advice on such issues as general business management, marketing, legal issues, tax, accounting, bookkeeping, financing,...View details

Beaufort
Beaufort Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Charleston
Charleston Citywide Local Development Corporation
Serving Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties. Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers. Included in its offerings is the Micro-Loan...View details

Clemson
Clemson Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Clemson
Tri-County Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Columbia
Business Carolina, Inc.
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Contact: Charlie E. Harmon, CEO...View details

Columbia
Certified Development Corporation of South Carolina
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Columbia
Columbia Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Columbia
SBDC of South Carolina-State Directors Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Columbia
Small Business Administration (SBA) South Carolina District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Florence
Florence Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Greenville
Appalachian Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Greenville
Greenville Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Greenwood
Greenwood Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Hilton Head
Small Business Development Center, Hilton Head
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

North Charleston
Charleston Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Orangeburg
Orangeburg Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Rock Hill
Catawaba Regional Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Rock Hill
Rock Hill Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Spartanburg
Spartanburg Area SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Sumter
Santee-Lynches Regional Development Corporation
A non-profit economic development corporation for the South Carolina Counties of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter. The RDC partners with the EDA, USDA, US SBA and private sector lenders to...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

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